Uncle Nick is injured by the cat and is convinced that he’s dying. The rest of the Littles decide that a visit from his dear friends from Trash City would be just the thing to get him out of his funk. Mr. Little, Tom, Lucy and Mus Mus (the mouse) embark on a dangerous journey to bring Nick’s friends back for a Christmas visit.
As far as Littles books go, this one isn’t my favorite, but my son and I enjoyed reading it, nonetheless. The plot is extremely simple–Nick’s family goes to collect his friends from Trash City for a visit over the holidays. The adventure comes in during their dangerous and complicated journey.
It’s fun imagining what life is like for the tiny people in Trash City. They are ingenious at using the things discarded by the rest of society to create a functioning and comfortable town. I like how the author went into such detail about the different components of Trash City and how everything worked.
I recommend The Littles and the Trash Tinies to kids who are reading beginner chapter books, and to families who want a fun and easy read-aloud.
At the end of the story, the cat at the dump is thwarted by having its tail impaled with a dart. You may not appreciate your child getting an idea like that in their head.